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This gorgeous boutique resort has 85 elegant, spacious rooms set around a pool.
On the interior side of the main road, Garden Resort has large, clean bungalows dotted either side of a shady pathway that leads to a swimming pool. The bar and restaurant at the front are popular hangouts...
Ao Prao, on Samet's west coast, has three fancy resorts. Lima Coco is the least ostentatious of these, with bright, white-washed rooms, energetic staff and beachside massages.
A well-organised place with great, nightly barbecues and a range of solid, spacious bungalows of varying quality close to the beach.
It may be a bit of a walk to the beach, but Paddy's compensates with a pool/jacuzzi, smart rooms and an excellent sports bar at the front.
Each of the 18 white bungalows here comes with heaps of natural light and arty features. Wi-fi is available at the restaurant.
Meet the new face of Samet. Stylish, chic resorts like this are becoming more common – and this is the best of the bunch. The 40 rooms, all with a soft brown-and-white theme, face a central pool...
Floor-to-ceiling windows are open to sea views in these plush bungalows, which have deliciously soft mattresses and lots of breathing room...
This converted fisherman’s house sits over a mangrove-lined river and comes with cool, airy rooms. The English owner is well-informed about the island and keen to help...
This sprawling resort with its garden-like setting occupies much of the southern part of Ao Wong Deuan...
The bungalows here slope downhill amid a leafy garden. They're plain but a good size and comfortable enough. The attached restaurant is a bizarre, albeit tasty, mix of Danish and Thai dishes.
A speedboat direct from Laem Ngop (450B) takes guests directly to this all-encompassing resort. Once they've arrived, they get to stay in pretty, white beachfront bungalows that offer lots of natural light...
A quiet, garden setting on the interior side of the road and reasonable value in the land of resorts, Sai Khao Inn has a little bit of everything – bungalows on stilts and more ordinary rooms...
Good price for the comfort factor, and there's a Finnish sauna as well as the pool, but the rooms are slightly dated and there is no direct beach access.
From the fake grass on the stairs to the dozen individually themed rooms, Tamajun has a fun, retro-chic feel. Riverside rooms come with a great shared balcony and there's a good on-site restaurant...
Specialising in health-care packages, including fasting, yoga and meditation, this resort has lush, peaceful surroundings that almost touch the bay’s mangrove forests...
A sign of Bang Saen’s recent growth comes in the form of this beautiful resort, which cleverly fuses traditional Thai design with modern twists. Look for big discounts if booking midweek or off-season.
Not a true hostel as there are no dorms here. Instead, you get pleasant blue, green and pink rooms at reasonable prices. Cheaper rooms are fan-only, but all have hot water. Wi-fi is only in the bar area.
Rooms are large and comfortable; try to score one at the back for views of the sea and piers.
Fan rooms are showing their age, but the air-con ones come with a balcony and better bedding. Check out the strange stone sculptures on the beach.
From the bus station, cross to the other side of Th Sukhumvit and walk right. Look for a Siam Commercial Bank on the corner and turn left.
Mairood Resort is a lovely spot to stay overnight, with cottages by the sea and in the mangroves.
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